Exposed brick, stone masonry, and long, arched windows line the facade of NYAH Med Spa's cottage-like building. But what lies behind the beautiful exterior is an arsenal of cutting-edge aesthetic technology?fittingly, since that's also what lies behind the beautiful exterior of each departing client. To get skin to its most radiant, the spa's team of aestheticians calls on treatments ranging from the traditional, such as its more than 10 classic facials, to more novel services that use IPL, lasers, or skin-safe chemical solutions to banish fine lines and blemishes. They even perform a slate of teen-specific services that target the acne, oil, and eye rolls of adolescence, along with numerous treatments tailored to men. Bodies get their time in the spotlight, as well?luxurious body scrubs and massages give way to higher-tech treatments such as laser hair removal and VelaShape body sculpting.
During her more than 20 years in the beauty industry, Kimberly has earned certifications as a medical aesthetician instructor, laser specialist and master body artist and has performed nearly 10,000 medical procedures. Nowadays, she draws on her eclectic credentials at the helm of her eponymous laser center. With beams from FDA-approved Candela and Syneron laser systems, she and her staff, including Dr. Jack Cheng, can remove unwanted stubble, tighten wrinkled skin, and rejuvenate faces aged by the knowledge that the tooth fairy is actually a boozy out-of-work actor. Her permanent-makeup services streamline morning beauty routines, and her patients’ crow’s-feet and laugh lines temporarily disappear after injections of Botox, Restylane, and other cosmetic fillers. Kimberly’s team also performs spray tans and eyelash extensions.
From within Sola Salon Studio, Zeena Dosunmu runs her eponymous Perfect Skin by Zeena. A certified and licensed medical aesthetician, Zeena has styled camera-ready faces for networks including CNN and TNT and has anointed brides-to-be in special-occasion makeup that can withstand tears of joy and up to 20 rounds of the chicken dance. Now with more than 25 years of experience under her belt, Zeena welcomes patients into her skincare space for exfoliating microdermabrasion treatments and facial peels, signature permanent makeup, and Endermologie cellulite-reduction treatments.
The technicians at Spa Degas boost the radiance levels of customers with a range of indulgent facials, chemical peels, waxing services, body-slimming wraps, and eyelash extensions. Additionally, permanent eyeliner, eyebrows, and lip color keep makeup perfect on skin during everything from workouts to sleeping to bobbing for apples. Spa Degas also keeps heads warm and looking great with a selection of hair extensions.
The experts at Fountain of Youth MD know that looking youthful also means feeling energized. In this spirit, their facials combat signs of aging, while also incorporating luxurious extras, from blackhead extractions to the eyebrow cleanup that prevents brows from growing into a sweatband. Their microdermabrasion also brightens complexions, buffing away the outer layer of dead skin with a diamond-tipped Viora Pristine apparatus. However, the face is not their exclusive focus?the team also fosters full-body wellness with acupuncture, chiropractic adjustments, and custom diet plans.
If makeup artist Mel J. had a signature look, it would be flawless skin. All her clients look airbrushed after a session in her chair. It helps that before applying any makeup to the face, she cleanses, tones skin, and hydrates skin, ensuring that she has a clean, smooth canvas to work with. Once skin is luminous, Mel smokes out eyes and paints lips with bright lipsticks or creates a more natural look.